Henley to feature on Roux down the River

POSTED ON January 23, 2024

Our charming town of Henley-on-Thames is set to take the spotlight on the upcoming episode of “Roux down the River.” Renowned chef Michel Roux embarks on an enchanting journey down the river, exploring the delectable cuisine and meeting the fascinating people who contribute to the culinary tapestry of this historic town. Set your calendars for Thursday, February 8th, at 9 pm, as Henley graces Episode 2 of this mouth-watering series on Food Network.

“Roux down the River” promises viewers an immersive experience as Michel Roux navigates the River Thames, uncovering hidden culinary gems and preparing his own irresistible recipes. This captivating series takes us on a gastronomic adventure, showcasing the diverse flavors and unique stories that define the regions along the Thames.

Episode Two Preview (Henley on Thames):

Get ready to be transported to the heart of Henley-on-Thames in Episode 2, where Michel Roux delves into the town’s culinary treasures. From traditional smoked meats at a historic butcher to a delightful array of delicacies at Henley Farmers’ Market.

Highlights of the Henley Episode:

  1. Historic Butcher’s Delight: Michel Roux explores the art of traditional smoked meats at our historic butcher shop, Machins. Discover the time-honored techniques that have been passed down through generations, creating mouth-watering delicacies that define the town’s culinary heritage.
  2. Henley Farmers’ Market Extravaganza: The vibrant Henley Farmers’ Market takes center stage as Roux indulges in a variety of local delicacies. From fresh produce to artisanal goods, this market offers a snapshot of the region’s rich food culture.
  3. Sweet Temptations by the Riverside: Join Michel Roux as he satisfies his sweet tooth at a charming riverside café, The Chocolate Cafe, indulging in the finest chocolate delights. Experience the confluence of flavors against the scenic backdrop of the River Thames.
  4. Boating at Best: See Michel on board Hobb’s, Lisbet, enjoying the spectacular views of Henley from the Thames.
Michelle Roux on a boat in Henley

Culinary Creations by Michel Roux:
During his exploration of Henley, Roux showcases his culinary prowess by whipping up a succulent smoked duck burger, a mouth-watering cheese & ham pie, and a classic lemon tart. These delectable recipes promise to tantalize your taste buds and inspire your own culinary adventures.

How to Watch:
Catch the Henley episode of “Roux down the River” on Thursday, February 8th, at 9 pm on Food Network. For those tuning in, Food Network can be found on Freeview Channel 42, Sky 140, Virgin 285, Freesat 148, and streamed on discovery+.

Henley-on-Thames emerges as a culinary haven in the upcoming episode of “Roux down the River.” Michel Roux’s exploration of traditional flavors, vibrant markets, and charming cafes paints a vivid picture of the town’s gastronomic richness. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the culinary treasures that make Henley a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and culture seekers alike. Explore all the town has to offer in our Town Guide.